In the United States, there were 500,000 human tick-borne disease cases reported from 2004 to 2016, averaging between 40,000 to 50,000 cases per year. Over the last decade, tick-borne disease occurrence has more than doubled in the United States, and between 2004 and 2016 there were nine different vector-borne human diseases reported for the first time in the US, seven of which were transmitted by tick species within the United States. Despite more than a century of efforts, control of ticks and tick-borne diseases remains a daunting challenge throughout the world.
To meet the need for target control, we are working on Stationary robotic devices that are designed to reduce tick densities and create “tick-free” buffer zones, without the release of any Chemicals. The main goal of this project is to create a bot which attracts Ticks. The time period on building this bot is three months. ( January 2020 – March 2020)
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